Q&A with the Stars of Glee
Kevin McHale (Artie): I'll reference a story that happened last weekend. A woman came up to me and she was saying her 16-year-old son is in a wheelchair, and he became obsessed with the show. She's like, 'I started reading books after the 10th time [he watched] the pilot episode, because I was over it. ... Me being the mom, I couldn't figure out why he liked the show so much.' It was the first time that her 16-year-old son had seen somebody in a wheelchair, representing his people, on TV. He'd watch the show and be like: 'That's my boy. That's my boy.' That right there, that's what it's all about. We are all playing somebody that somebody can relate to, and it's great. I'm so honored and proud to play that part. And they do an incredible job writing it, and it's just fun to sit back and do what they say.
Q: I have a question for Jane Lynch. When are we going to hear you sing?
Jane Lynch (Sue): Well, my days of singing around Ryan Murphy directing episodes have paid off. I'm doing Madonna's "Vogue" video with Chris and Amber and Naya [Rivera] and Heather [Morris]. I also do "Let's Get Physical" with Olivia Newton-John.
Q: Do you guys incorporate your own experiences into certain scenes?
Chris Colfer (Kurt): The truth is, the storyline of "Defying Gravity," where Kurt wasn't allowed to sing [the solo because he's] a guy actually came from my high school experience, so it really just depends on who's near Ryan and who's talking to him. He incorporates whatever he hears into the writing.